The goal of this project is to develop and apply new applied aquaculture research technologies, in order to support bighead catfish (BC) culture in Cambodia. The project will be articulated around two main investigations, namely (i) the development and scaling of cost-effective feeds for sustainable culture of BC in Cambodia; this will lead to the determination of the optimal protein and lipid requirements in grow-out stage, the formulation of soybean-meal-based commercial feeds for BC, and the development of feeding protocols for BC; (ii) the building of the infrastructural and human aquaculture research capacities of local institutions that will ultimately lead to the establishment of new research facilities, renovating of the existing facilities, training of local scientists and technicians on basic and applied aquaculture research approaches, running an aquaculture research station, and formulating and manufacturing aquafeeds.

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  • Sustainable aquaculture
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